Curriculum Training

Curriculum training is essential to assure that your instructors deliver Dibble materials with fidelity while meeting the needs of the young people they serve. Our Master Trainers provide a highly interactive, in-depth experience for all Dibble programs.

Benefits of training your staff:

  • Enhance grant performance
  • Boost speed of grant implementation
  • Increase confidence and competence of instructors
  • Improve program fidelity

All training clients receive Technical Assistance as part of their training package. We offer two hours of complimentary consultation per organization that have held or attended a Dibble training.

COVID 19 NOTE: The Dibble Institute is planning to conduct all trainings for the remainder of 2020 in an online format or until California, where we are headquartered, allows for such gatherings and travel.

The quality of our trainings will remain high, based on our standards for excellence.

Trainings will take place under the oversight of Dr. Rachel Savasuk-Luxton, Director of Training and Research. A Dibble Master trainer will facilitate the training over five consecutive days (M-F) for 3.5 hours each day, the equivalent of a three day training. In addition, trainees in virtual sessions will be given pre-work and daily assignments to complete in order to enrich the training time.

Training of Educators (TOE) will build the competence and confidence of your front line staff to deliver the content with fidelity.

A TOE includes:

  • Curriculum overview and theory of change explanation
  • In-depth lesson-by-lesson examination
  • Hands-on use of curriculum’s essential teaching tools.
  • Examples of the flexibility of curriculum implementation.

Upon completion of a TOE, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the philosophy and research base of the program.
  • Confidently implement the curriculum in a way that creates positive student outcomes.
  • Select the best lessons and activities to meet student needs
  • Formulate an organization plan for implementation, lesson utilization, and program fidelity.
  • Access two hours of complimentary Technical Assistance.

To schedule a TOE, complete our Training Inquiry form or contact us at 800-695-7975 or RelationshipSkills@DibbleInstitute.org.

Curriculum Booster Sessions allow your staff to dive deeper into the curriculum content after an initial training.

Now that your staff has facilitated a Dibble program, they may have additional questions about content, delivery, or implementation. Scheduling a curriculum Booster Session will deepen their understanding and improve their approach. Booster Sessions are customized for your organization’s needs because we want to meet your facilitators where they are and prepare them to provide even better service to youth.

To schedule a Booster Session, complete our Training Inquiry form or contact us at 800-695-7975 or RelationshipSkills@DibbleInstitute.org.

Our online or in-person training options will cost the same through 2020. (If the training is in person, the trainer’s travel costs will be added.) Please call us at 800-695-7975 for a quote.

A Dibble Master trainer will facilitate the training online over five consecutive days (M-F) for 3.5 hours each day or in person over three days. In addition, trainees in virtual sessions will be given pre-work and daily assignments to complete in order to enrich the training time.

The group training fee entitles your organization to 25 training seats during the following 12 months. This allows you to train your staff as a group and also accommodate those you hire later in the  year. (Example – you have 10 facilitators ready to train now. You book a training for them. Then a few months later, you have some turn-over or you hire additional staff, you can book individual seats for them in our regularly scheduled Dibble trainings.) You may use your seats for a training in any Dibble program, exclusive of TOT Training.

We will fill training sessions with facilitators from multiple organizations. If you would like the training to be exclusively for your organization, we will count that training as having used 25 seats.

Tuition for single trainees is $949 for the five-day online training, which will give them the same high quality training as outlined above.

Training (either group or individual) comes with a complimentary 2 hours of TA per organization to consult on issues related to implementation like recruitment, retention, or facilitation.

Each trainee is expected to have the most recent print version of the instructor’s manual.

Changes to the attendee list may be made at any time prior to the training. Cancellations may be made with no penalty up to two weeks before a training. Within two weeks of a training a $50 fee per seat cancellation will be assessed.

Call us at 1-800-695-7975 for a quote and to schedule your group or individual training.

This pricing is good through 2020.

Training of Trainers (TOT) is a rigorous training program leading to becoming a Certified Dibble Trainer in Love Notes, our EBP program.

The goal of the TOT is for Certified Dibble Trainers to understand, experience and learn the three-day Dibble Training Model in order to successfully conduct the Love Notes EBP TOE with their organization’s facilitators. The trained educators will then effectively and with fidelity implement Love Notes with at-risk youth in multiple settings.

In order to register for a TOT session you must have:

  • Successfully completed a Dibble TOE
  • Taught the program twice to youth (or if an administrator, observed the program being taught)
  • Complete the Dibble TOT application
  • Agree to the TOT terms and conditions

Applicants may schedule their TOT six months or more after completing their TOE.

To schedule a TOT, complete our Training Inquiry form or contact us at 800-695-7975 or RelationshipSkills@DibbleInstitute.org.

To schedule a Curriculum Training at your location, complete our Training Inquiry form or contact us at 800-695-7975 or relationshipskills@dibbleinstitute.org. You can also visit our events page to see if we have any upcoming cost-effective regional trainings.

Training Inquiry